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A classroom at the Nalanda Open University in Patna on a testing day at the end of a semester. (Photo by Sarah Garland)

Will India’s higher-education system catch up to those of world leaders, and should its economic rivals be concerned? American RadioWorks aired a podcast today that addresses these and other questions about India’s education ambitions. I discussed India’s higher education building boom with host Stephen Smith, and how the country’s open universities fit into plans to expand access as the country faces a booming population of young people.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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